A grand metropolis and one of the world’s greatest cities, London is an eclectic mix of many different cultures and powerful music, art and design scenes. Sometimes gritty, but with many pockets of true originality, quirkiness and English eccentricity – the city doesn’t tend to disappoint its many visitors. As well as being huge London fans we are also very proud to call the city home, so after many hours exploring the UK capital we have selected our collective favourite unique and trendy London hotels – in no particular order – that reflect the city’s taste for the original, the extraordinary and the impeccably designed…
Qbic Hotel London City – cool cuboids rule
Are your usual hotel stays a little on the dull side? Well sleeping in a ‘Cubi’ will offer the perfect antidote! The long-awaited 3.5 star Qbic Hotel has arrived in London hot on the heels of the popular Amsterdam original and turns a budget stay into a seriously fun and funky London hotel experience. What’s a Cubi you may ask? Well the cute looking ergonomically- designed cuboid sleeping station comes with a comfortable bed and a 32-inch flat screen TV handily attached. Rooms also feature a modern shower room, black-out curtains and even sound-proofing to ensure an undisturbed night’s sleep.
During our stay, we found ourselves based in the very in-vogue areas of Brick Lane and Shoreditch where there are hip cafés, bars and restaurants aplenty (and yet still in a very accessible tubing distance to the centre for major tourist attractions). Oh, and it’s also the greenest hotel in London so we also stayed here completely guilt-free, could this place get any better..?
- Prices from £60 per night
- To check prices or availability for Qbic Hotel London City
Sunborn London – upscale moored yacht hotel
For a classy stay that really is different from the norm, look no further the magnificent Sunborn Hotel. The four to five-star hotel/yacht is part of a new breed of yacht hotels which have been dotted over the world. Their London version enjoys a privileged position moored in the Docklands just across from the ExCel London convention centre and connected to the city centre via the Docklands Light Railway (and is also close to the O2 Centre and Canary Wharf).
High-tech and high-spec, the Sunborn has impossibly sleek exteriors and interiors which are the epitome of luxury, with an elegant Art Deco feel – think shiny brass railings, lashings of teak wood panelling, a showy spiral staircase and sparkling chandeliers. Classic rooms feature en-suite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs Wi-Fi and touch-pad room controls. Opt for an upgrade and expect balconies and river views or splash out on a suite which comes with lounges, jacuzzies, saunas and some even have decks. All of this plus a cool sleek bar and a day spa, yet prices start at only £70 a night, pretty fabulous really!
- Prices from £70 per night
- To check prices or availability for Sunborn Hotel London
CitizenM Hotel – fun, funky and full of colour
A chain hotel like no other this, this hugely popular Dutch hotel group brings its own brand of affordable luxury to London…and what a brand it is! Combining trailblazing technology, an easy-going atmosphere and a quirky, colourful contemporary design you’ll never want to stay in a bland chain hotel again. There are two chains in London – one is located in central London’s South Bank, only a 7-minute walk of the Tate Modern museum and the other in the trendy neighbourhood area of Shoreditch (and both are equally as fabulous)!
We entered the front doors at the 4-star CitizenM and checked ourselves in at modern terminals where affable staff were on hand if we happened to press the wrong buttons. Next, we spotted a huge photograph of Andy Warhol, Penguin paperbacks, one or two skulls, some nudity and a pretty outdoor space. Eclectic indeed. In our bedroom we found ourselves immersed in slightly futuristic surroundings, slumped on the huge comfy bed, gazed at the city views from the floor to ceiling windows and then played around with our very own MoodPad – a touch-screen device which controls the room’s impressive array of electronics. Like us, you’ll probably never want to leave!
- Prices from £90 a night
- To book, check prices or availability for CitizenM Bankside or CitizenM Shoreditch
The Hoxton Hotel – urban country lodge
With a funky urban lodge style – think open fireplaces, classic leather furniture, exposed brickwork and the occasional faux moose head – the much loved 4- star Hoxton Hotel epitomises the trendy urban cool of Hoxton itself (a cool neighbourhood area of the city only a short tube ride from London’s centre) but with surprisingly competitive prices. The ethos is simple: the rooms are a base from which to work and play in this lively part of the city and the hotel rooms are stylish, intentionally fuss-free and functional – but always with a canny and playful eye on design, our room, for example, had a Shoreditch-inspired bicycle emblazoned on the wall. When we woke we found a small brown paper bag filled with breakfast treats left outside the door and other lovely touches included plush linens, zingy toiletries and a rain shower in the bathroom. Oh and that’s not forgetting the complimentary Wi-Fi is and an hour’s worth of local phone calls, for London that’s not bad at all!
- Prices from £100 a night.
- To book, check prices or availability for The Hoxton Hotel
The Good Hotel – hip floating community hotel
Good by name, good by nature. This innovative and ultra-trendy floating hotel is unlike any other hotel stay in London. Moored at Royal Victoria Dock, and only a 6-minute walk to the nearest station (the Royal Victoria light rail station which will connect you to all the city centre attractions) the three to four star Good Hotel has a hip community vibe – all profits are ploughed back into the business which offers jobs to long-term unemployed people in the local area. If that’s not enough of a reason to say (and in our books, it’s more than enough!) then the industrial style Dutch-modern decor, free WiFi, communal spaces which encourage social interaction, water views and cool rooftop terrace complete with a lawn and a bar will probably convince you. A real gem of a place!
- Prices from £45 per night
- To book, check prices or availability for Good Hotel
Church Street Hotel – a slice of Havana heaven
The new owners of this wonderful budget hotel transformed a run down bed and breakfast into unique London boutique hotel adorned with striking Mexican tiles, colourful painted furniture, Spanish-American religious art and more than a handful of sugar skills. The end result is something really quite special but amazingly it comes without the huge London designer price tag. The 3-star Church Street Hotel is located in an up-and-coming South London local neighbourhood (only 10 minutes’ walk from Denmark Hill Overground Station, and a 12-minute bus ride from Oval Tube Station – both will easily connect you to the city centre) and as well as benefiting from the colourful and delightfully kitsch decor, we also found ourselves being very warmly welcomed – the owners seem to really value their guests here! Other cute personal touches include a cigar box containing Green and Black’s chocolate, a complimentary jar of hot sauce and lovingly made organic breakfasts. A slice of Havana heaven in Camberwell!
- Prices from £55 per night
- To book, check prices or availability for Church Street Hotel
The Andaz – sleek modern meets ornate historical
If you’re wondering where many an A-lister stays while they’re in town, then look no further than the seriously stylish five-star Andaz, a place often cited as one of the world’s best hotels. Housed in a historical red brick Victorian building (which shared the same architect as the Houses of Parliament) in the great City of London location of Liverpool Street (close to Brick Lane, Shoreditch and only a short tube ride from central tourist attractions) the Andaz combines sumptuous modern designs with ornate historical features and that’s not forgetting their city-wide reputation for impeccable and personal customer service.
Enter through the doors and affable staff will greet you and check you in with an iPad while you’re offered everything your travelled stomach desires. Then head up to your contemporary minimalistic rooms to find a flat-screen TV, an iPod dock, a deep eco-friendly bath and a healthy organic mini bar so you can gorge yourself to your heart’s content completely guilt-free. Oh, and if you throw in seven excellent restaurants and bars and complimentary 24-hour access to the Andaz Health Club then it’s no wonder celebrities like Beyonce and Lil Kim are such huge fans!
- Prices from £120 a night
- To book, check prices or availability for Andaz
The Pavilion Rock & Roll Hotel – flamboyant kitsch
If you have an artistic bent of mind, then you are going to love the 3-star Pavilion Fashion Rock’n’Roll Hotel. There are 30 rooms in total and each one is individually themed in their funky, bold and kitsch signature style – you can choose from everything from the seventies inspired “Honky Tonk Afro Room” to the Hollywood star homage “Monochrome Marilyn”. The brother and sister owners are actually very well connected with the fashion world, and models and celebrities visit the place pretty frequently but amazingly the staff were still very friendly and down to earth. Although arguably the best thing about this funky hotel is that it has a fabulous central location (only a short distance from Hyde Park and Oxford Street), for very reasonable prices…and of course that you might just get the chance to bump into your favourite celebrity during your stay!
- Prices from £65 a night
- To book, check prices and availability for The Pavilion Hotel
K West Hotel and Spa – fashionable urban retreat
This cool celebrity haunt of a hotel is located in up and coming Shepherd’s Bush, not too far from the popular shopping behemoth Westfields and only a short tube or bus ride away from all London’s central attractions (the tube station is just a short walk away). The former BBC office turned luxurious 4-star hotel has a huge striking glass-fronted exterior which you really wouldn’t be able to miss.
Thanks to its close proximity to nearby music, film and TV studios, many an A-list celebrity has also passed through its doors and partied in the K West Hotel lounge bar. Once inside you’ll find yourself in a world of chic contemporary interiors, spacious rooms with lots of mod cons, fine dining and crowd-drawing DJ nights. Although I think it’s arguably the spa which makes this hotel really stand out – as well as all the usual facilities, it features a hydrotherapy pool and London’s first ‘Snow Paradise‘ a cabin reminiscent of a snow drift which is chilled to an immune-boosting -15*C which was seriously freezing but yet still somehow managed to be a fun experience, weird!
- Prices from £90 per night.
- To book, check prices or availability for The K West Spa and Hotel
Twenty Nevern Square Hotel – exotic boutique elegance
This immaculate and unique London boutique hotel flanks the tranquil gardens of Nevern Square in the highly fashionable area central area of Kensington/Earls Court (and only a 4-minute walk from Earl’s Court Station on the District Line). Housed in a beautifully restored Victorian town house with hints of Far Eastern exoticism and lashings of a modern-colonial style, the well-travelled owner of 4-star Twenty Nevern Square Hotel has captured his fondness for all things far-flung and neatly packaged it into this real gem of a hotel. It’s honestly about as far away from a sterile chain hotel as you can get with sleek marble bathrooms, elaborately carved four-posters, rich red drapes and dark wicker furniture (as well as all the usual mod cons). Patios and a bright airy conservatory also make the most of the peaceful, green surroundings.
- Prices from £60 per night.
- To book, check prices or availability of Twenty Nevern Square Hotel.
Leman Locke – a slice of London hipster life
From the moment you walk into 4-star Leman Locke you know the owners have seriously good taste. Oozing luxury and style with bags of personality thrown in, this 22-floor apartment hotel doesn’t just offer a place to stay, it offers a slice of the hipster London lifestyle into the bargain! Located on the easterly edge of London’s Square Mile, within a stone’s throw of Aldgate East tube station (which will easily take you into the centre via a short tube ride) and the most creative and vibrant areas of Hoxton, Shoreditch, and Hackney.
The design at Leman Locke epitomises its uber-trendy surroundings – here uplifting pastel pink upholstering and light wooden floors are beautifully juxtaposed with industrial style furniture. As always though, it’s the little details that count and I adored the high-spec kitchen (which even included a Nutrabullet – nice!), the floor-to-ceiling soundproof windows, the 24-hour gym, Purist cocktail bar, and even a yoga mat – yep, they’ve definitely thought of everything!
- Prices from £95 per night.
- To book, check prices or availability of Leman Locke
Motel One – centrally located stylish budget boutique
The Motel One Hotel chain (which originated in Germany) have fitted themselves neatly into a gap into the hotel market – they offer good value, lower-cost accommodation but with funky, stylish interiors. The London version is one of the most popular hotels in the city, located in Tower Hill, within a short walking distance of quite a few major tourist attractions (including the Tower of London) and only a 3-minute walk from Aldgate tube station, Each of the stylish rooms at this 3-star hip London hotel come complete with air conditioning, an en-suite with a shower, flat-screen and retro-inspired stylish decor. Communal areas include a cosy bar adorned with smart plush lounge chairs and a roaring fireplace. Who says budget hotels have to be characterless?
- Prices from £80 per night.
- To book, check prices or availability for Motel One London
Myhotel Bloomsbury – all very zen
Myhotel Bloombury is a hip boutique 4-star hotel which offers a sumptuous zen-like sanctuary so you can escape all the city hassles as soon as you enter the front door. Occupying a classic Georgian townhouse on the corner of a fine Bloomsbury terrace you’ll ideally be placed for brainy London and fashionable Fitzrovia but only be a short distance from Tottenham Court Road, Oxford Circus and Covent Garden too just in case you fancy a bit of gratuitous shopping. Inside calming feng shui-designed rooms adorned with a mix of vintage and contemporary furnishings with touches of leather, suede and silk (as well as all the usual mod cons, including free WiFi) await you. Apartment style accommodation, an onsite treatment suite and even a bakery are also available on site. Cute touches indeed!
- Prices from £110 per night.
- To book, check prices or availability for Myhotel Bloomsbury
Artist Residence – sassy, individual & very creative
If you are artistically inclined, then like me you’ll be seriously charmed by the 4-star Artist Residence. Located in lovely Pimlico (a quiet upscale residential area close to Tate Britain gallery and stylish Chelsea), the whole of this trendy London hotel exudes an eclectic but homely luxury. The innovative owners have had their favourite urban, graphic and street artists decorate each of the ten rooms and the result is a very impressive collection of creative and colourful bedrooms.
All are genuinely different from one another and are filled with rescued and repurposed furniture – think distressed-wood surfaces, hand-crafted beds and tea chests for bedside tables – and even the smallest rooms are adorned with original art. Heading down to the basement we found a New York speakeasy-inspired cocktail bar serving up artistic drink delights such as Edvard Munch “The Scream” and Andy Warhol “Campbell’s Tomato Soup.” The Artist Residence is a place which breaks all rules, which in our book is just fabulous!
- Prices from £110 per night
- To book, check prices or availability for the Artist Residence
M by Montcalm – modern techie heaven
A tech geek or just a fan of all things shiny, modern and eh…gadgety? If so then the 5-star M by Montclam which soars above London’s Tech City and the endless wonders of trendy Shoreditch is London’s newest – and already very popular – modern luxury hotel. Located in a very accessible distance to all Londn’s major attractions, outside, the venue serves as a new architecturally praised landmark in London’s skyline and inside the interiors are not unlike something out of a 1970s science fiction movie – very retro-modern, with lots of lashings of monochrome, free-hanging light installations and LED illuminated corridors. As well as good sized rooms, an indoor pool, spa and sauna and a 17th-floor restaurant, the hip London hotel prides itself on being ultra high-tech, so expect gadgetry galore. If you think all this would come at a huge cost, well the reasonable rooms rates might just leave you pleasantly surprised…
- Prices from £110 per night
- To book, check prices or availability for M by Montclam
The Wesley – an eco and ethical haven
It’s 2018 which means anything eco and ethical is big news! Enter the Wesley Hotel, an independent hotel in central London which is the first ethical hotel in the UK. The 4-star hotel is committed to sustainable business and social responsibility and was awarded the Social Enterprise Mark in 2010, the only hotel in London to earn this. Housed in a redbrick art deco building, only a very short distance from Euston Underground Station (so very close to all London’s central attractions) the hotel offers sleek and spacious modern rooms with hypoallergenic beds and rainfall showers, as well as flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi.
The hotel’s other highlight is the wonderful onsite restaurant which serves European/Asian/African fusion cuisine but of course, this being an ethical hotel, expect ethically sourced food from sustainable suppliers, artisan producers and free-range family-run companies. Only fish from a non-endangered species feature on the menu and they also have a commitment to reducing carbon footprint and food miles, recycling and including Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance and biodegradable products. Very impressive!
- Prices from £110 per night
- To book, check prices or availability for The Wesley Hotel
Bailey’s Hotel – quintessential English elegance
Housed in a beautifully ornate 1876 Victorian townhouse, this immaculately presented 4-star London hotel really does manage to conjure up a quintessentially English, old-world charm. With a sweeping staircase, intricate stonework and stained glass windows, The Bailey’s Hotel prides itself on its chic but characterful design. Its location is suitably plush too and boasts a fashionable South Kensington address as well as being a short distance to Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall, and Kensington Palace. The onsite restaurant serves up fine Italian cuisine and the trendy bar offers both cocktails and afternoon teas. Think a place like this won’t be family friendly? Think again! Kids receive free teddy bears and ice cream on arrival – a very lovely touch indeed!
- Prices from £110 per night
- To book, check prices or availability for The Bailey’s Hotel
The Hoxton Holborn Hotel – cool urban oasis
Hot on the heels of the popular Shoreditch original is the 4-star Hoxton Holborn – a hotel which still offers the very same signature trendy industrial chic design but with a more central location close to Covent Garden, Oxford Street and Leicester Square. Of course space is always limited in the city centre, but the hotel makes very clever use of it and the rooms offer both an ingenious design and thoughtful touches. Think flip-lid desks, mini-fridges, 42” Samsung TVs, free international calls and their much loved ‘Breakfast Bag’ (consisting of fruit, yoghurt and juice) delivered to your door every morning. Also on site is a restaurant serving up Brooklyn-style food in an industrial-style conservatory, a bar serving all day espressos (and cocktails by night) and even a cheeky nail salon offering manicures and pedicures – all very London cool!
- Prices from £100 per night.
- To book, check prices or availability for the Hoxton Holborn
The Rookery – Georgian inspired masterpiece
Immediately as I stepped inside this quirky 4-star London boutique hotel I felt like I was transported into a time of hat-tipping gents and corseted ladies. The Rookery is housed in originally separate 18th-century houses in trendy Clerkenwell a creative hub of London filled with stylish eateries and cosy gastropubs (and only a short distance from Farringdon Railway Station Barbican Tube Station – both which will run you quickly into the centre). It was bought and transformed by antique dealers who were instrumental in saving the famous Spitalfields Market and the decor is deliciously ornate featuring antique-furnished, wood-panelled bedrooms with either a 17th-century carved oak or a Victorian four-poster bed. A conservatory with an open fire and an honesty bar and the cosy garden add to the period glamour and endearingly all 33 rooms are named after former inhabitants, so you really do feel like a guest in the Georgian home of a distinguished gentleman – just wonderful!
- Prices from £120 per night.
- To book, check prices or availability for The Rookery Hotel
Megaro Hotel – funky hip boutique
I just loved this place! The fabulous 4-star Megaro Hotel is both reasonably priced and perfectly located for Kings Cross Station and easily exploring central London by a short tube or bus ride. On the outside I was greeted with a colourful mural emblazoned across its Victorian exterior, the reception had very funky decor and super-friendly staff and the rooms were spacious with a high standard of modern decor – which is sadly pretty unusual for London! There’s an artistic boutique feel about the place and they also offer family-friendly rooms and larger apartments for longer stays. Expect rooms to feature large rain showers, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and the apartments have additional kitchens. The onsite chic restaurant and cool vintage-style bar – which specialises in fabulous cocktails – is another great reason to opt for this hotel. A fabulously funky great all-rounder!
- Prices from £90 per night.
- To book, check prices or availability for The Megaro Hotel
Ampersand Hotel – playful and chic
The Ampersand Hotel is a new modern boutique 5-star London hotel housed in a historic building which enjoys a prestigious location in South Kensington, the central and affluent district of West London in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. I fell in love with its gorgeous quirky chic decor and uniquely themed rooms which have all been charmingly inspired by nearby local landmarks – birds for the Natural History Museum, planets for the Science Museum for example. Its colourfully eclectic, French-style drawing room is a true visual feast for the eyes. Other highlights included a vintage-inspired Mediterranean restaurant/cocktail bar, a wine room, a 24-hour gym, and a meeting room equipped with a handy table-tennis table. A truly gorgeous place all round!
- Prices from £140 per night
- To check prices or availability for The Ampersand Hotel
The Generator – trendy hostel/hotel hybrid
Are you a young or a young at heart traveller on a budget? If so this trendy, modern 2-star hostel/hotel hybrid is probably one of the best bargains in town. Centrally located just a 10-minute walk from London King’s Cross train, book your accommodation and then find yourself emerged in the sociable world of The Generator. Your world will seem colourful and hip with funky reclaimed furniture, exposed brick walls contrasted with industrial modern pipework and you’re bound to meet other like-minded souls. On a really tight budget? Then opt for one of the shared dorm-style rooms (with shared bathroom) or alternatively reserve one of the en-suite private rooms which are perfect for travellers itching for a little more privacy. WiFi is available throughout and the Generator also boasts an onsite hip bar/restaurant, a cool cafe and even its very own cinema.
- Prices from £20 a night.
- To book, check prices or availability for The Generator
Rough Luxe – designer shabby chic
This is a really unique London 4-star boutique hotel which only has nine rooms offering a very intimate stay. And that’s not all – when you are inside Rough Luxe you’ll notice that the walls are peeling, the floorboards are bare and the surfaces are unfinished. It’s really quite a different feel and you probably won’t know what to think, but then you enter the rooms and you’ll be surprised to see the sumptuous expensive bed linen, designer comforts, and a very unusual design. Located a 2-minute walk from King’s Cross and St. Pancras tube and train stations (so in a very accessible distance to the city centre) I can promise you’ll find the whole experience both very unconventional…and very unforgettable!
- Prices from £120 per night
- To book, check prices or availability for Rough Luxe
Ace Hotel – cool basement style
Fancy a little guitar playing or DJing with your overnight hotel stay? Then look no further than the 5-star Ace Hotel, perfectly positioned in the capital’s most creative area, this is one of the hippest hotels in town with a vibe that’s hard to beat. The ultra-trendy chain originated in New York but it’s more than a match for the Shoreditch hipsters. As soon as you step inside this trendy London hotel (where you can easily reach the city centre by a short tube or bus ride) you’ll find minimalist decor, a playful design – with obvious design influences ranging from British punk to the Modernism of Bauhaus – vintage furniture, original artwork, a flat-screen TV – with Ace video on demand – and Revo radios complete with Ace-curated radio stations – we loved this eagle-eyed attention to detail! As well as a well stocked mini bar and complimentary Wi-Fi, you’ll even find some rooms with turntables and a selection of vinyl and acoustic guitars, so you can make sweet music into the night…
- Prices from £110 per night
- To check prices or availability for Ace Hotel London
The Zetter – romantic retro-modern
Located in the heart of London’s trendy creative neighbourhood Clerkenwell (only a short distance from Farringdon Railway Station Barbican Tube Station – both of which have trains which will run you quickly into the centre), this contemporary 4-star boutique hotel caters to a hip design-loving crowd. Once a Victorian warehouse, now The Zetter houses 59 guest rooms individually designed in a romantic but bold retro-modern style. Other unique details include a vending machine – which ejects everything from champagne to disposable cameras – on every floor and complimentary spring water taken from the hotel’s very own 1,500ft borehole (yes really). The Zetter has also been commended for its eco-friendly ethos and dedication to providing state of the art technology in every room, a gorgeous modern hotel with a heart – unusual indeed!
- Prices from £110 per night
- To book, check prices or availability for The Zetter Hotel
Stylotel – funky, futuristic budget
If you are looking for a lower priced central 3-star London hotel that doesn’t look and feel cheap and run down, then Stylotel is a really great option. A modern futuristic design hotel with ultra-stylish rooms this place is a zillion light years away from a traditional London budget hotel. The hip accommodation occupies a classic Victorian townhouse in the leafy central neighbourhood of Paddington and only a 2-minute walk distance from Paddington Underground station which will take you to Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square and Soho via the tube in 15 minutes. All the rooms and suites feature wow-inducing aluminium wall coverings, ceiling to floor mirrors and illuminated glass furniture. The bathrooms, flat screen Tv’s and the kitchenettes make it a perfect place for longer stays without blowing your holiday budget. I also loved the mood-lit communal area which purposefully resembles an airport lounge – quirky indeed!
- Prices from £50 per night.
- To book, check prices or availability for Stylotel
No 5 Maddox Street – prestigious Mayfair beauty
Large hotels aren’t for everyone and if you’re anything like me and cherish a bit of space and privacy then 5-star No. 5 Maddox St might just be your perfect London option. It’s an exclusive, all-suite hotel located in a prestigious Mayfair central London location (just off Regent Street, and very near Bond Street, Oxford Circus, Soho and Piccadilly Station) and in fact has more in common with an apartment – just with a handy onsite 24-hour concierge ready to attend your every whim (well almost!). Inside feels like having your own central chic London pad complete with both space (with one to three bedrooms), modern amenities and gorgeous contemporary decor. In-room spa treatments are also available – you won’t want to leave!
- Prices from £160 per night.
- To book, check prices or availability for No. 5 Maddox St
The Hide Hotel – budget boutique chic
The Hide Hotel is one of the lower to mid range priced hotels in London and is already very popular accommodation option in the capital. It has set itself apart from other London hotels in this bracket as it actually makes an effort with the decor – expect 4-star chic and stylish boutique furnishings but without the huge designer price tag. Even though the prices are reasonable, the hotel still offers very good sized rooms, free WiFi, flat-screen TV, mini fridges (with free soft drinks), a complimentary continental breakfast and because it’s located in leafy NorthWest suburb of Hendon (close to Wembley Stadium, Brent Cross Shopping Centre and Hendon tube station which will take you to Oxford Street in 20 minutes), there’s even free parking where available – which for London is almost unheard of!
- Prices from £80 a night
- To book, check prices or availability for The Hide Hotel.
Queen’s Gate Hotel – royally elegant boutique hotel
A quintessentially British 4-star boutique hotel set in one of the most prestigious London locations you can get! Housed in a row of Victorian townhouses, in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, the Queen’s Gate Hotel is located only a few minutes walk from Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gardens and the Natural History Museum. The design is chic, fine and elegant (just as you’d expect for this part of town!) and decor includes spacious bedrooms come complete with large windows, wooden floors and rich fabrics. There’s also an onsite gym and bar with a patio serving up snacks and all day tapas. Oh and the breakfast handily caters for all diets too, from vegan to gluten-free!
- Prices from £95 a night
- To book, check prices or availability for The Queens Gate Hotel
More cool, unique and quirky hotels in London
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- The Ned – One of London’s newest wow-inducing hotels set in a former bank HQ in the City from £240pn
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- The Adria Boutique Hotel – Superb modern boutique hotel located in lovely South Kensington from £170pn
- Fox Club – Trendy boutique hotel in prestigious Mayfair location from £180pn
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- Regents Park Residence – Stylish family friendly apartments in a central location from £90pn
- Hazlitt’s – Beautiful boutique hotel in Soho with a plethora of romantic period features from £150pn
- The Langham Hotel – One of the oldest grandest hotels in London, has the five star wow factor from £250pn
- The Sumner Hotel – This immaculate central boutique hotel was voted the best small hotel in London from £180pn
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